Natural, Herbal and Home Remedies for the Treatment of Asthma
Borax: Grind kheel of borax (heat borax in an iron vessel so that it spreads and store in a bottle) nicely and then dilute it. Now, take 1/2 gm - 1 gm of this diluted borax with honey or warm water twice or thrice daily.
Figs (Anjeer): Figs (anjeer) are very well known in relieving asthma by draining phlegm. Take about 3-4 dry figs, and wash them properly under warm water. Now, soak them overnight in a cup of water. Eat these figs as a first thing in the morning and also drink that water. This should be followed for at least 2 months, for getting some relief from asthma.
Garlic (Lahsoon): Take around 10 cloves of garlic and boil them in about 30 ml of milk. It is one of the best known home remedy for the treatment asthma, especially for the early stages of asthma. This may mixture should be taken atleast once daily for atleast 3 months to get relief from asthma.
Turmeric: Turmeric is another very effective home remedy for the treatment of asthma. The patient should be given a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of milk, two or three times daily. This remedy works best when given as a first thing in the morning, empty stomach.
Sit in Fresh Air: Air, sun and water are also great healing agents for asthma. The patient should sit in fresh air and sunlight for atleast 20-30 minutes daily. Try to avoid going in dusty places, exposure to cold, mental worries and tensions as these may worsen the condition.
Grapes: Take fresh dry grapes with seeds and soak them in 150 grams of water at night. Remove the seeds in the morning and chew them slowly, one by one. In the remaining water add a little sugar and drink it. In a month the lungs will be strengthened and poisonous wastes will be removed from the body.
Basil Leaves: Add 30-40 leaves of Basil in a liter of water, strain the leaves and drink the water throughout the day.
Carom Seeds (Ajwain): Boil carom seeds (ajwain) in water and inhale the steam. This is very effective for treating asthma.
Vegetable Juices: People suffering from asthma should drink atleast 1 glass of vegetable juice daily, especially carrot juices and cucumber juices. The suffering person may be given a quantity of 500 ml carrot juice or a combination of carrot juice with beet and cucumber juices. In the case of mixed juices, 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices should be mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice to prepare 500 ml or half a liter of mixed juice. Drinking these juices will absolutely give some relief in the condition of asthma.
Good Treatment: If available then take indigenous wax, resin and ghee . Mix the three and put it over the live charcoal. The smoke emitted by the mixture should be inhaled deeply by the patient of asthma. This smoke clears the chest congestion and relieves the tension in the lungs.
Ginger Tea: Steaming ginger tea with minced garlic pods in it, can also help to keep the problem under control and should be taken both, in the morning and evening.
Linseed (Alsi): Linseed is another very effective home remedy for the treatment of asthma. A decoction made from linseed is considered useful in curing congestion in asthma and also prevents any recurrence of attacks. Simultaneously, linseed poultice should be applied externally at the lung bases for reducing internal congestion.
Honey: Honey is an age old remedy for curing asthma fast and effectively. At the time of asthma attack a jug full of honey should be placed under the nose of patient, within few minutes the patient would start breathing easily. One can also mix 1 teaspoon honey in a glass of water and take it three times daily.
Shuan Huang Lian: In china a powerful mixture of herbs called Shuan Huang Lian is being used in hospitals to treat respiratory illness, very important to use this herb in asthma and acute bronchitis.
Garlic Cloves: The patient should be given garlic cloves boiled in thirty grams of milk daily.
Bishop's Weed: This herbal medicine is also very popular in getting rid of asthma from its root. The suffering person may be given 1/2 tsp of bishop's weed mixed with glass of buttermilk. This may be repeated two times daily for at least 3 months for getting some relief from asthma. It is an effective remedy for relieving difficult expectoration caused by dried-up phlegm.
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